Billy Cobham ‎– Spectrum

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Atlantic ‎– SD 7268
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A1 Quadrant 4 4:30
Searching For The Right Door (6:33)
A2a Searching For The Right Door
Soloist [Uncredited], Drums [Uncredited] – Billy Cobham
A2b Spectrum
Congas – Ray BarrettoDouble Bass [Acoustic Bass] – Ron CarterFlugelhorn – Jimmy OwensFlute, Soprano Saxophone – Joe Farrell
Anxiety (4:45)
A3a Anxiety
Soloist [Uncredited], Drums [Uncredited] – Billy Cobham
A3b Taurian Matador
B1 Stratus 9:50
To The Women In My Life (4:00)
B2a To The Women In My Life
Soloist [Uncredited], Piano [Uncredited] – Jan Hammer
B2b Le Lis
Alto Saxophone – Joe FarrellCongas – Ray BarrettoDouble Bass [Acoustic Bass] – Ron CarterFlugelhorn, Trumpet – Jimmy OwensGuitar – John Tropea
Snoopy's Search (7:39)
B3a Snoopy's Search
Soloist [Uncredited], Synthesizer [Uncredited] – Jan Hammer
B3b Red Baron

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Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York, N.Y.
Re-mixed at Trident Studios, London, England
Produced for Bilham Cobly Productions, Inc.
℗ © 1973 Atlantic Recording Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.

℗ 1973 Atlantic
Mfg by Atlantic Recording Corp., 75 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. [W logo] A Warner Communications Company

Note: the personnel is credited globally, but preludes A2a, A3a, B2a and B3a are solo performances.

Similar US releases:
PR on label - Presswell pressing:
Release 2624697 - label rim text does not mention Warner Communications
RI on label - PRC pressing:
Release 8503967 - First - label rim text mentions first Broadway address, not later Rockefeller Plaza
Release 4388849 - label rim text does not mention Warner Communications
Release 7173785 - label rim text does mention Warner Communications
SP on label - Specialty Records pressing:
Release 10886544 - SRC in runout, Warner Communications in rim text
Release 5136185 - has embossed E A S T on centre label, no SRC in runout, Warner Communications in rim text
LY on label - Shelley pressing:
Release 4357224
MO on label - Monarch pressing:
Release 4894115 - DJ-MO on label, rim text does not mention Warner Communications, no 0598 price code
Release 9707932 - DJ-MO on label, rim text does mention Warner Communications, no 0598 price code
Reissue pressings in standard sleeve from Rainbo (indicated in runout only), no price code 0598:
Release 3594474
Release 4312613 - SP on labels, first Broadway address mentioned, comes with barcode

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): ST-A-732895 PR
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): ST-A-732896 PR
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): ST-A-732895-A AT PR
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): ST-A-732896-C AT PR-P
  • Price Code (Spine): 0598
  • Pressing Plant ID (Labels): PR

Other Versions (5 of 86) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US 1973 Sell This Version
AFZ5 234 Billy Cobham Spectrum(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, Quad, Ltd, Num,) Audio Fidelity (3) AFZ5 234 US 2016 Sell This Version
MOVLP2167 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, Atlantic MOVLP2167 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
7567-81428-2, 7567-81428-2 YG Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic Jazz, Atlantic Jazz 7567-81428-2, 7567-81428-2 YG Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US 1974 Sell This Version

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john.goverts

john.goverts

April 17, 2015
My niece had bought it in a wave of spending, came home with it and we listened to it (I happened to be there at the time). She didn't like it, despite having listened to samples at the record shop. I offered to buy it off her. It was the very first album I owned. And still own. It has been and will be at the top of my favorites list. My introduction to jazz.
StephenSilvestri

StephenSilvestri

January 9, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
An album that got me into progressive jazz/funk in high school. The title track just rocks, with Ron Carter just laying down that relentless bass line and the incredibly exceptional Tommy Bolin who died way too early. i'm not a big fan of Cobham's later solo work but this ranks amongst my favorite of the genre and time period.
PROGLVR

PROGLVR

January 4, 2013
Spectrum always found it's way into our party mixes. We thought it was great music for dancing. The line up on this album was magical, from Joe Farrell to Jan Hammer and from Ron Carter to Ray Barretto. Still, Tommy Bolin and Billy really were in sync on this record. Tommy Bolin's teaser has been re-released as "Teaser Deluxe" and is a must have.
PaqLoud

PaqLoud

January 29, 2011
edited about 1 year ago
"what is life but a Spectrum and what is music but life itself."